How can you measure the distance between two intersecting lives which are actually too apart?
Author and publisher Mine Soysal, skilled in taking young people’s pulse, this time lends an ear to the young and nameless construction workers, introducing 19 years old Erdo to her young readers. Soysal is telling the story of two young people living in very close but totally different worlds, successfully staying at equal distance to both.
As “civilisation” goes higher and higher up in the sky, the increasing glory of living spaces is pushing the close lives further away from each other. Some are tired of living inside those places and some are tired of building them. While Erdo feels himself drowning in the extravagances of metropolis life he’s not familiar with, another young woman, Dünya feels squeezed in her “giant” but enclosed world. Can the depth of this cliff between two young lives be measured by the number of “floors”?
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Mine SoysalMine Soysal was born in 1959 in İstanbul. Soysal graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Ancient Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in 1981. Until 1994 she worked as an archeologist and researcher in Istanbul Archeology Museums and implemented exhibition projects. She founded Günışığı Kitaplığı in 1996, a publishing house specialised in Turkish and world literature for children and young adults. In 2005, she prepared the story book Ala, the Child on the Road (Ala Çocuk Yollarda) for children. She currently […]
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